ERIC Number: ED352798
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Augmentative and Alternative Communication Intervention. National Institute on Disability and Research. Consensus Statement.
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Consensus Statement, v1 n2 1992
The Consensus Validation Conference on Augmentative and Alternative Communication Intervention brought together researchers, educators, parents, clinicians, and persons who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems to arrive at consensus on best practices and benefits of AAC. Questions addressed include: definition of AAC and specification of who can benefit from its use; the nature, scope, and essential components of AAC intervention; relationships that should exist among people with significant communication disabilities and their families; professionals and funding sources to achieve effective outcomes; expected consumer and societal outcomes and benefits; relationship of AAC to receptive and expressive communication; and future research and education needs. (JDD)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Communication Aids (for Disabled), Communication Disorders, Equipment Utilization, Expressive Language, Financial Support, Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Relationship, Intervention, Outcomes of Treatment, Receptive Language, Rehabilitation, Research Needs
Department of Education, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, DC 20202-2646.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.